Today God lets Abraham in on His plan to destroy wicked Sodom and Gomorrah. Then Abraham goes to bat for his nephew, Lot, because Abraham knows God does not destroy the righteous with the wicked. We saw this with the flood when the Lord spared Noah and his family who were deemed righteous because of their faith in the Lord. And we see it again here when God graciously answers Abraham’s request and spares Lot and his daughters. But unfortunately, Lot’s wife does not trust the Lord and clings to things of this world and perishes.
So Lot and his daughters are now living in a cave in a mountain. And this is when Lot’s daughters come up with an interesting plan. They decide to get their daddy, Lot, drunk and have sex with him. 🤔 Hmm…wonder if they learned to do that in the wicked city where they were living? Needless to say, these kiddos from Lot and his daughters don’t turn out so great. They become the Moabites and Ammonites and will show up later in the Story.
And yes, Abraham pawns Sarah off AGAIN to a foreign ruler but God protects her AGAIN. The Lord is maturing Abraham into the man of faith that he will one day become, and He is using his wife Sarah in the process. So we see that the faith journey isn’t always a smooth and easy road but as the Lord told Abraham yesterday, God is our shield and our exceedingly great reward and that’s all that matters!
Lastly, the promised son, Isaac, has arrived on the scene. This boy is in for an adventure! Keep reading.